Frances Ellen (Long) Reed

Born: Fri., Mar. 23, 1945
Died: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017


5:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Thu., Aug. 24, 2017
Location: Rock Springs Baptist Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Aug. 25, 2017
Location: Rock Springs Baptist Church

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Frances Ellen Long Reed, 72, of the Wolftown Community in Cherokee passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva following an extended illness.

Born March 23, 1945 in Cherokee to the late Allen Wilson Long and Dinah Lossie-Wolfe Long.  Frances was a Health Educator and a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church.

She is survived by two children, William D. Reed, Jr. (Dorsey Arch) of the home and Lori Reed (JR Wolfe) of the Wolftown Community; 3 Grandchildren; two sisters, Elnora Nations (Candler) and Elista Long (Clark Junaluska).

In addition to her parents Frances is preceded in death by her husband, William D. Reed, Sr.; two granddaughters, Robyn Denise Reed and Dinah Renee Reed; four Brothers, Reginald Jerry Long, Will Sawyer Long, Lewis Hilliard Long, and Frank Long; two sisters, Sarah Jane Poe and Lottie Long.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the Rock Springs Baptist Church from 5 pm until 11 pm.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 25, 2017 at the Rock Springs Baptist Church at 2 pm.  Pastors Greg Morgan and James "Bo" Parris will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Reed Family Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be nephews.

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   Posted Wed August 23, 2017
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